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"it slowly dawned on me that the landscape of science is maybe what interests people a great deal in science fiction."
- Gregory Benford

Pod-Chair  
  A living chair, grown by the Iszc to perform its function.  

There were four magenta pod-chairs against one wall...

Zhde Patasz came in from the balcony... "Will you sit?"

"As you command," Farr lowered himself upon one of the frail magenta bladders. The smooth skin stretched and fitted itself to his body.

From The Houses of Iszm, by Jack Vance.
Published by Better Publications in 1954
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The Iszc used their ancient knowledge of nature and its secrets to force native trees into unusual, specialized forms. Consider the sentry tree and the elegant boat-tree.

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